Taxation in India
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India has awell-developedtax structure withclearlydemarcatedauthoritybetween Central and State Governments and local bodies. Central Governmentlevies taxes on income (excepttax on agricultural income, which the State Governmentscanlevy), customs duties, central excise and service tax. Value AddedTax (VAT), stampduty, state excise, land revenue and profession tax are levied by the State Governments. Local bodies are empowered to levytax on properties, octroi and for utilities like water supply, drainage etc. Indian taxation system has undergonetremendousreformsduring the last decade. The tax rates have been rationalized and taxlaws have been simplifiedresulting in better compliance, ease of taxpayment and betterenforcement. The process of rationalization of tax administration isongoing in India. For further information, pleasefollow the link

For furthergeneral guidance on Indiantax system pleasesee the followingresources;

Taxation of Individuals

Taxation of Partnerships

Customs Duties

Wealth Tax

Taxation of Corporates

Taxation of Agents

Excise Duty

Taxation of other forms of business entities

Taxation of Representative offices

Service Tax


Value Added Tax (VAT)

Direct Tax Code

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